Alright, who did this? Step forward, please. This is either the best or worst yoyo player cameo in a music video I’ve ever seen. I think I’m going to watch it like a dozen more times and find out. (Starts at 1:04)
Japanese EDM group Future Boyz (you might remember them from their appearance at the 2015 World YoYo Contest) just dropped a new video for their song “Throw Down with MK” and yeah…it’s a straight up yoyo video. The music video features Shaqler, because they are amazing, as well as stage footage of a pile of different players from the recent THROWDOWN contest in Japan. I’m always excited to see our scene get some love…huge thanks to Future Boyz for shining a light on some of the best players in our scene.
Three-time National YoYo Champion Alex Hattori appears in the new OneRepublic music video for their single, “Wherever I Go”. The video was released just yesterday and already has over 100,000 views, which is pretty good! Alex appears in the video with actor Kenneth Choi (Sons of Anarchy, Captain America: The First Avenger), and it was directed by Grammy winner Joseph Kahn. Alex appears at the 2:40 mark.
Fun fact: this was shot during mid-term exams, so Alex flew to LA, shot the video, and was home the next morning for a test. Highest of fives, Alex!